Popular Tales Of The West Highlands: Volume I
by J. F. Campbell
This is the first of four volumes of Campbell's collection of Scottish folklore. This volume has many stories which have been anthologized elsewhere, as well as the extensive introduction which not only serves to introduce Scottish folklore, but as a prolegomena to the study of oral folklore in general.
John Francis Campbell (Scots: Iain Frangan Caimbeul; Islay, 29 December 1821 – Cannes, 17 February 1885), also known as Young John of Islay (Scottish Gaelic: Iain Òg Ìle) was a Scottish author and scholar who specialised in Celtic studies. Campbell was known as authority on Celtic folklore and that of the Gaelic peoples in particular. His best known published work is the bilingual Popular Tales of the West Highlands (4 vols., 1860–62), and Gaelic various texts.